Gill Hoffs – Conversation No. 11

The presence felt from reading a good piece of writing stays with you long after you finished reading that last line. It’s a feeling I often experience when reading Gill Hoff’s work. There’s passion and love, commitment and plain old fun in every piece this woman writes. I was curious to talk to Gill about her fiction and nonfiction, her process, and hear what she finds fascinating about writing.

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At the Colony – Day 7

Day 7:  Today a group of us went to a Quaker meeting. I was a little nervous about going, since I’m an atheist and all that. Four of us ended up going to a meeting-house a few towns away. An older woman greeted us at the door. She asked us if this was our first time […]

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My Pinup Girl 3 – Gloria Ríos

Gloria Ríos… singer, dancer, actress, first wife of the great Resortes and most importantly, the first woman to sing rock and roll in Mexican cinema.  As a kid, my grandmother and I were transfixed by her beauty and her bravado.  She was the girl gone mad with rock and roll fever.  Always decked out in […]

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My Pinup Girls 2 – Maya Deren

Maya Deren…
Ukranian-born master of trance cinema, vanguard of the American avant-garde film movement and outspoken film theorist. Deren went on to influence Stan Brakhage and Kenneth Anger as well as David Lynch, particularly his movie “Lost Highway”. Maya’s first film, “Meshes of the Afternoon” cost a whopping $275 to make. She was a director, writer, cinematographer, editor, performer, entrepreneur, and self-promoting machine.

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